(CNN) – Flea and the rest of Red Hot Chili Peppers will jump on to the stage, compliments of fellow performer Bruno Mars, at next month’s Super Bowl halftime show.
The news was announced Saturday during Fox’s coverage of an NFC divisional playoff game.
Mars, a Grammy-winning pop singer, invited the Chili Peppers to join him for the Super Bowl XLVIII festivities on February 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. “One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer, Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards,” the NFL said in a press release.
Their hit songs include “Give It Away,” “Scar Tissue,” “Californication” and “Suck My Kiss.”
Expectations for Super Bowl halftime performances are always high.
The NFL claims the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show “is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 110.5 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show.” Beyonce’s performance in 2013 was critically acclaimed by fans. Previous acts include Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2.
Michael Jackson’s performance at Super Bowl XXVII in 1993 is credited with launching the tradition of blockbuster halftime shows.
The Super Bowl will be live on FOX 17, February 2nd.